Mason was ‘brave’ to change his mind, says Morrison
CARDIFF City captain Sean Morrison praised ‘brave’ referee Lee Mason over the Huddersfield Town penalty that never was.
“I was angry with the ref to start with because I didn’t think it was a penalty,” said Morrison, a promotion winner when he was on loan with Town.
“There might have been a tangle of legs outside the box to start with and then the lad went over the top of Bennett and tried to sell it to the referee.
“I just think the ref was brave to change his mind because, once you give it, it’s harder to change your mind and take the penalty away from Huddersfield.
“They’re a team of four (officials) and the linesman didn’t think it was a penalty, so fair play to him for showing the character to overturn it.”
Cardiff dropped a place to 17th, but stayed out of the relegation zone after Newcastle were beaten at Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Newcastle are Cardiff’s next opponents at St James’ Park and Morrison has called for a big improvement on Tyneside.
“This wasn’t good enough, it’s as simple as that,” said Morrison, reflecting on a dreary contest between two sides being tipped for relegation.
“We weren’t good enough on the offensive front, but we’ll take a point as a positive.
“We know we need to be better at Newcastle and, hopefully, they come on to us a bit more.
“We have to show what we can do going forward, because that’s a huge game.
“We have to create more if we want to stay in the league.”